Happy 97th Birthday Lauren Bacall

Today is the 97th birthday of the actress Lauren Bacall.  If you have a chance, watch The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo, How To Marry A Millionaire, and To Have And To Have Not.  Choose one.  They are beautiful films and she is terrific in them.  The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

NAME: Lauren Bacall
OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up
BIRTH DATE: September 16, 1924
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York City, New York
DATE OF DEATH: August 12, 2014
REMAINS: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, CA
ORIGINALLY: Betty Joan Perske
GOLDEN GLOBE 1996 for The Mirror Has Two Faces (supporting)
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Lauren Bacall: By Myself 1979
TONY 1970 for Applause!
TONY 1981 for Woman of the Year
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME 1724 Vine Street (motion pictures)

BEST KNOWN FOR: Lauren Bacall is an American actress known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She is best remembered for portrayals of provocative women.

Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske, September 16, 1924) is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.

She first emerged as leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have And Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946) and Dark Passage (1947), as well as a comedienne in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall has also worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining a Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

In 1999, Bacall was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award “in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.”

She campaigned for Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 Presidential election and for Robert Kennedy in his 1964 run for Senate.

In a 2005 interview with Larry King, Bacall described herself as “anti-Republican… A liberal. The L-word.” She went on to say that “being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal. You do not have a small mind.”

The Forger (3-Jul-2012) · Anne-Marie
Ernest & Celestine (23-May-2012) [VOICE]
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (5-May-2010) · Herself
The Walker (13-Feb-2007) · Natalie Van Miter
Manderlay (16-May-2005) · Mam
These Foolish Things (12-May-2005)
Birth (8-Sep-2004)
Dogville (19-May-2003) · Ma Ginger
The Limit (2003) · May Markham
Diamonds (6-Sep-1999) · Sin-Dee
Madeline: Lost in Paris (20-Aug-1999) [VOICE]
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (22-Feb-1999)
Get Bruce (24-Jan-1999) · Herself
Presence of Mind (1999)
Day and Night (1997)
My Fellow Americans (20-Dec-1996) · Margaret Kramer
The Mirror Has Two Faces (15-Nov-1996) · Hannah Morgan
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (27-Sep-1996) · Herself
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (3-Jun-1995)
Prêt-à-Porter (25-Dec-1994) · Slim Chrysler
A Foreign Field (10-Sep-1993) · Lisa
All I Want for Christmas (11-Nov-1991) · Lillian Brooks
Misery (30-Nov-1990) · Marcia Sindell
Innocent Victim (7-Mar-1989)
Mr. North (22-Jul-1988)
Appointment with Death (15-Apr-1988)
The Fan (15-May-1981)
HealtH (12-Sep-1980)
The Shootist (11-Aug-1976)
Murder on the Orient Express (24-Nov-1974) · Mrs. Hubbard
Harper (23-Feb-1966) · Mrs. Sampson
Sex and the Single Girl (25-Dec-1964) · Sylvia
Shock Treatment (22-Jul-1964) · Dr. Edwina Beighley
North West Frontier (29-Apr-1960) · Catherine Wyatt
The Gift of Love (11-Feb-1958) · Julie Beck
Designing Woman (16-May-1957) · Marilla Hagen
Written on the Wind (Dec-1956) · Lucy Moore Hadley
Blood Alley (1-Oct-1955) · Cathy Grainger
The Cobweb (7-Jun-1955) · Meg Faversen Rinehart
Woman’s World (28-Sep-1954)
How to Marry a Millionaire (5-Nov-1953) · Schatze Page
Bright Leaf (16-Jun-1950) · Sonia Kovac
Young Man with a Horn (9-Feb-1950) · Amy North
Key Largo (16-Jul-1948) · Nora Temple
Dark Passage (5-Sep-1947) · Irene Jansen
The Big Sleep (23-Aug-1946) · Vivian Sternwood
Confidential Agent (2-Nov-1945) · Rose Cullen
To Have and Have Not (11-Oct-1944) · Marie Browning

Author of books:
By Myself (1979, memoir)
Now (1994)
By Myself and Then Some (2005)


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